(Video) Crawley slams 77 as Australia capture three in the morning session

Ashes

Aryan Surana

Australia snared three wickets in the morning session on the fifth day and the hosts would take it with both hands. Haseeb Hameed got a life early on, but he couldn't make it count and fell to the on-song Scott Boland two overs later. Dawid Malan looked conservative in his approach and it clearly played into the hands of Australia as they strung a set of dots before forcing an error in judgement against Nathan Lyon. Ben Stokes got a reprieve right at the stroke of lunch, and skipper Root, too, had his fair share of luck. The silver lining for England was Crawley's brisk 77 in what was otherwise a session that belonged to the home team.